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Upon completion of this subject , the student should be able to:
- identify current understanding of the environmental and ecological determinants of health in the context of national and international policy.
- interpret climate change models and projections in the context of environmental sustainability and potential effects on population health.
- analyse information on environmental hazards, assess potential health impacts and relative risk for stakeholders.
- create and communicate proposals to address environmental health risks within the scope of legislation and regulation
- Introduction to unit: Unit outline, Module One Navigate MyLO, Rules and netiquette Q/A with tutor
- Block One Environment & Health Module One: Introduction to Environmental Health
- Block One Environment & Health Module Two: Ecological Health and Sustainability
- Block One Environment & Health Module Three: Climate Change
- Block One Environment & Health Module Three: Climate Change cont’d
- Block Two Risk Assessment Module Four: Pollution Continues after Mid-semester break
- Block Two Risk Assessment Module Four: Pollution cont’d
- Block Two Risk Assessment Module Five: Toxicology
- Block Two Risk Assessment Module Six: Assessing Risk
- Block Two Risk Assessment Module Six: Assessing Risk cont’d
- Block Two Risk Management Module Seven: Legislation and Regulation
- Block Two Risk Management Module Eight: Emergency Management
- Block Two Risk Management Module Nine: Media and Communications
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
This subject will provide a broad understanding of current environmental health concepts. Students undertaking this course will gain insight into how our health is influenced by our environments and ecology, and the likely impacts of climate change and benefits of environmental sustainability. It examines policy responses to this threat at a local and international level.
The subject will develop skills in investigating potential pollutants and hazards, including an introduction to the field of toxicology. These tools will then be used to assess environmental health risks, to manage these risks through appropriate legislation and regulation, and to communicate these risks to the public, including in emergency situations.
Students will be required to engage in online discussion on relevant topics, work in a group to prepare a case study presentation, and produce an essay applying the theories and skills covered in course material.
- Case Study/ Presentation individual (or group work) (30 slides/person) (40%)
- Discussion Board posts and reflection (20%)
- Meeting paper (40%)
Current study term: 20 Feb 22 to 29 May 22
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